Aldelia was founded in 2005 by Cedric Filet and Joss Leufrancois, 2 French entrepreneurs, initially as a London based staffing and project services agency, focused on the International Oil and Gas industry in which both have considerable knowledge and experience. Their vision was to create a company marked out by its energy, commitment to quality and entrepreneurial spirit that could be trusted absolutely by its clients.
We have expanded rapidly and the Aldelia Group is now a leading provider of Manpower and Talent Management solutions, recruitment, payroll and taxation management, mobilisation and outsourced manpower services. The group is headquartered in London, with regional headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Dubai, and more recently in Basra and Erbil with further satellites in Paris and Singapore.
Aldelia’s global management strategy delivers specialised services to the Oil & Gas sector from dedicated teams in each key strategic region. From these centres we can support our clients locally by being able to take advantage of the local labour markets whilst also having the ability to resource candidates internationally for technical, engineering and higher level positions which require industry leading professionals with international profiles.
Each regional team is guided by a common set of processes and working practices within a robust operational structure to ensure a consistent high quality of delivery which our clients can depend on in any market.
The origin of Aldelia gives a good indication of what the company was meant to be. Cedric Filet, whilst recovering from a rugby injury, established the company from his bedroom. The dream was to set up a recruitment consultancy which would compete with the top 5 Oil & Gas Recruitment Specialists in a matter of 5 years. To achieve that, Cedric focused on a gap he identified in the Oil & Gas industry: local content. Local content had long been considered a pain for international Oil & Gas firms. These firms understood the necessity of developing local content programs but struggled to implement them.
When it came to choose a name, Cedric decided to find a name which would represent the strategic orientation of the company. The Aldelia name finds it origin from the Portuguese “Aldeia” which defines in Brazil people coming from small indigenous communities – tribes.
The strategy paid off quickly with numerous contracts signed with major Oil & Gas companies.
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